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Augusta River Tours


Enjoy a Cruise of the beautiful Blackwood River and be entertained and informed with a guided tour of the unspoilt wetland ecosystem. From the River mouth to the unique Molloy Island it is teaming with wildlife and rich in history. The shallow waters, sandbanks and river islands are alive with an amazing variety of ... view more info

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Hours: 2pm Extra Tours peak times and by demand. Closed for winter opening !st October 2021


The picturesque seaside town of Augusta is known for its natural beauty and relaxed lifestyle. It is where the Oceans meet and the largest river in the south-west finishes its 325km journey and enters Flinders Bay.

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A pod of Bottle nose Dolphins are regularly seen fishing and love to play alongside the boat.

The river opens up at the 5km wide Hardy Inlet a shallow expanse of water with large areas exposed on the low tide. It is a bio-diverse hot spot with fish, crustaceans and insects thriving in the shallow waters. White-bellied Sea-eagles and Terns are ready to swoop and catch their food. Wading birds walk through the shallows picking up small fish and insects.

Pelicans sift through the weed or hang around a fisherman for an easy feed. Also perfect for Black Swans which can number over one thousand and consume 2.5kg of swan grass each per day. Some birds such as the tiny Red-necked stint have flown over 10,000km to feed here.

The river narrows and deepens once you leave the Hardy Inlet and is where the Cormorants and Darter Birds nest in the paper-bark trees that hang out over the river. Also, Musk Ducks are common in the area another of the diving birds it is quite heavy and rarely fly's. Scooting along on top of the water they look quite comical.

There is a jetty with a shaded picnic area and tables that can be used for BBQs and picnics. The boat can stop here if requested on private charters. Where the Scott River meets the Blackwood Molloy Island is formed. Privately owned it offers a unique lifestyle for its homeowners. Accessible by barge and with nearly half the Island reserve and with minimal clearing as possible on the large 2000m2 blocks it leaves as small a human footprint as possible.

The river is navigable for another 20km and private charters can go as far as requested with pick up and drop offs from Alexandra Bridge possible a great to tie in with a wine tour.

Cancellation Policy

We understand plans can change, so here are our conditions and policies

Any bookings canceled with at least 24hrs notice will receive a full refund. If for any reason a tour is canceled the option a full refund or another tour is offered.


1 Ellis st. Augusta WA 6290, Australia


Ellis St Jetty, Augusta is located in the centre of town. Just follow the main road into town and turn left at the first intersection (Ellis St) and it is 400m downhill.



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Rated by 3 guests
Great tour
Relaxed cruise up the river with plenty of interesting info along the way. Being a local brings an authenticity about the trip. Great value for money outing.

Excellent Guide
Beautiful way to get your bearings in Augusta. Graeme is a wealth of local knowledge! We loved his insights into the Blackwood, birds, history & local characters ?

So much fun!
Had so much fun on this enjoyable and informative tour. The operator was iconically Australian with his larconic sense of humour, and went out of his way to drop us off at East Augusta. Highly recommend this tour. ?